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Major Link Soccer: Julian Green to Tottenham?

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Spurs are prepared to make a £5 million offer for the Bayern Munich and USMNT phenom.

Christian Petersen

Seattle

The World Cup break couldn't come at a better time for the Sounders. The team will go into the break at the top of the table, and it will give Osvaldo a chance to rest and allow a few nagging injuries to heal.

MLS

Hot Time in Old Town revisits the offseason trade that sent Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Patrick Ianni to the Chicago Fire in exchange for Jalil Anibaba.

Fans in Colorado have grown impatient with the play of Danny Mwanga and would like to see him move on.

MLS Live is offering a free trial of its out of market streaming service this weekend.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined Hassoun Camara, Juliao, Davy Arnaud, and Sebastian Fernandez.

CONCACAF

Dallas was revealed as one of several US host cities for the group stage of the 2014 Central American Cup, which begins in September. The games in Dallas will be played at the Cotton Bowl.

US Soccer

Edgar Castillo officially completed his transfer from Club Tijuana to Atlas.

Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly ready to offer a £5 million transfer fee for Julian Green. Cartilage Free Captain is excited.

The United States moved back up to 13th in June's FIFA rankings. Group G opponent Portugal dropped to 4th, while Germany stayed at #2 and Ghana rose one spot to 37th.

Jürgen Klinsmann ruffled some feathers by admitting that the USMNT "cannot win the World Cup". Stars and Stripes FC's Ryan Rosenblatt agrees with him.

Michael Bradley's dad thinks the reason Arsenal passed on him in last winter's transfer window was based on his nationality.

Bradley's "This is SportsCenter" commercial is out:

World Cup

Portugal will be without 3 key players in its friendly against Mexico tonight. With Ronaldo dealing with an injury, Portugal fans are holding their breath.

England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up a knee ligament injury, casting doubt on his ability to play in the World Cup.

A transit strike in Brazil could make it extremely difficult for fans to attend matches at the World Cup.

A German elephant has picked the United States to beat Germany in Group G.

Officials in Qatar are considering taking legal action against FIFA if it decides to force a re-vote for the 2022 World Cup. UEFA president Michael Platini said he would support a re-vote if charges of corruption are proven.

Europe

Erick Thohir will invest €200 million in Inter Milan to help the club clear its debts.

Cesc Fábregas has apparently told his teammates with Spain's national team that he is leaving Barcelona.

Liverpool will buy Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £9.75 million.

The newest member of the Manchester City affiliated City Football Club is Melbourne City FC, which was formerly known as Melbourne Heart.

Oddball Plays

This probably isn't what Afghanistan's Adubarey had in mind when he stepped up to take a penalty against Maldives, but it worked anyway.

As if that wasn't bad enough, one of Luxembourg's players had this embarrassing throw in against Italy:

Soccer on TV

Friday
Friendly 7:00 AM Russia vs. Morocco ESPN Deportes, ESPN 3
Friendly 11:45 AM Germany vs. Armenia Univision Deportes, ESPN 3
Friendly 12:00 PM Brazil vs. Serbia beIN Sports, beIN en Español
Friendly 3:50 PM Colombia vs. Jordan beIN Sports en Español
Friendly 5:00 PM Greece vs. Bolivia beIN Sports
Friendly 5:30 PM Mexico vs. Portugal ESPN 2, UniMás, Univision Deportes
Saturday
Friendly 11:45 AM Argentina vs. Slovenia beIN Sports, beIN en Español
Friendly 1:00 PM El Salvador vs. Spain Univision
Friendly 1:45 PM England vs. Honduras beIN Sports, beIN en Español
Friendly 3:00 PM United States vs. Nigeria ESPN, ESPN 3, Univision Deportes
MLS 5:30 PM Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders Joe TV, KOMO2
MLS 7:00 PM Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers Root Sports, Univision Deportes
NWSL 7:00 PM Seattle Reign FC vs. Chicago Red Stars YouTube
Sunday
MLS 5:00 PM LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA Univision Deportes